Thiago Alves will look to get back into the welterweight title hunt when he’s expected to return to action against John Howard at “UFC 124: St-Pierre vs. Koscheck 2” on December 11 in Montreal, Canada, according to MMAjunkie.
Alves (17-7) won seven-straight before coming up short against champ Georges St-Pierre last July, then was sidelined for more than a year before dropping a rematch to fellow contender Jon Fitch in August.
Howard (14-5) began his UFC career with four-straight wins over the likes of Dennis Hallman and Daniel Roberts, but was battered en route to a third-round doctor’s stoppage at the hands of Jake Ellenberger last month.
The UFC 124 fight card is headlined by welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre vs. opposing TUF 12 coach Josh Koscheck.
Pictured: Thiago Alves